....JUST SOLD MY FIRST "SIGHT-UNSEEN" HOUSE!!! "A Match Made In Heaven!"
Now, come on! You do believe me, don't you???
I had been recommended by a former buyer, someone who was a Summer tenant of mine who bought a house from me in Southampton Village, NY in 2000. She introduced me to her friend who was very interested in getting into a home before the Summer. She wanted to bring her children here from Arkansas and live in the house before renovation--so she was looking for a fixer-upper that she could "fluff" and use for the Summer and then renovate in the Fall.
I had met her and on that same day she saw 3 houses with me. That was in February. She had been hoping to find the right house then but there were not a lot of houses in her price range so, sadly, she had to leave without finding something.
HOW I DID IT:
This buyer was anxious to buy and I had nothing on the market at that time to show to her...so I told her that if she trusted my judgement, and after she was back in Texas, I would guide her and if anything new looked like it would work for her, I would be in touch immediately and she could make a day trip to come and see it. I assured her that I would not waste her time and that I had done that for other people and it worked out very well.
The very next week I saw "her house"--South of The Highway (near the ocean) in Southampton Village, New York, in excellant condition but in need of some renovation. I sent her the photographs and she flipped..it looked perfect. I told her about the other houses nearby that I had just sold and this one was a better price and ready to go!!!
Several other agents had brought buyers to that same house. There were other offers but nothing worked out---and no one would step up to the plate and make it happen---So, my buyer was in love and she made an offer and it was accepted immediately--I had guided her to come in at a reasonable price because it was ready to "Pop" and I wanted her to be the one to get it! She never made that trip---She signed the contracts immediately, gave her 10% down-payment and decided to come and see the house the following month, just to check it out! That was it---total trust in my judgement got her the house of her dreams--she is going to love it there! I know that if she had not believed me and trusted me, she would never have been the one to buy it--Two more buyers came back to bring their final offers but they were 2 days too late!
She just left---today she came to see it and she is head over heels in love with the location, the house the neighborhood, everything! Her plans are to paint it, bring in her furniture and live there for the summer with her children...just 1 mile to the ocean, and 2 blocks to the "hot" pasta place "La Parmagiana" and "Sip 'n Soda"!
A HAPPY BUYER, A HAPPY SELLER,....WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT???
IT WAS A PERFECT MATCH---"A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN"